Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas from the O'Leary's

We had a beautiful Christmas - thanks largely to our wonderful family!! Joss and Jackson had so much fun opening gifts and playing with them. They both had little nose colds, so a lot of the pictures show them with boogers either peeking out, or about to!

Here is Joss with her Ariel art set from Gramma and Grampa Stovall (aka Big Gramma and Grampa - as opposed to her Little Grandparents!!)

Here are some crocs from Ampy Paige. They love crocs almost as much as their mommy!
Joss asked Santa for pink makeup - and he delivered! Thanks Elves!

Jackson was sporting his custom made shirt from Auntie Mishel! He was styling while he opened his presents!
We had a great Christmas. We missed everyone, but we're looking forward to coming to Montana in just a few weeks!! YAY!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Matthews Christmas

This wagon is an american girl doll wagon, so it is not meant for human babies, yet charlee was eager to prove that she could use it just as well as those dolls can:) this is a dora the explorer chair that charlee sat in while opening presents... lets just say she was content with her seat, cuz she didn't want to get out of it... even to open more presents!!!
we were able to squeeze in a family picture...

notice the matching long johns:)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We went to go see Santa this week and Charlee was sooo good. She doesn't go to other people very well, but she had no problems sitting on Santa's lap:) in fact, she couldn't stop staring at him!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Matthews Christmas Window

mom sent us some of her old cards that she painted her windows with and this is the one i used. i added a few reindeer on each side, but cute huh:)
if you cant tell, the reindeer next to santa is giving santa bunny ears and above it it says "peace"
hee hee sooo funny:)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thanksgiving with the Krivanecs

We went to Salty's on Alki Beach outside of Seattle.  This picture of the Krivanec girls (Meg, Maddy and Kate) is my favorite.

Hunting for Christmas trees in the Northwest

I should have brought dog shampoo and put it on Stanley and the Rain could have acted like a shower.

We got our Christmas tree.  It was rainy and wet. We went with a friend from James' work.  We went back to his house and had chili afterwards.  It warmed us up and dried us out!


I went to a science teacher conference in Portland, and the key note speakers were Adam and Jaime from Mythbusters.  I got their autograph.  Also at this conference I found out that I passed my National Boards.  Yippee.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Wish List

Can everyone see the red and pink Christmas background that I applied to the blog (or the Thanksgiving one I added last week)? Reid can't see the background or read any of the text when he is at work. I was just wondering if anyone else was having similar problems..... send me an email or comment on this post if you are and I will change it back!

I added a "Dear Santa" list to the right side of our blog. This is intended to be a place for you to list items that your family would like for Christmas from your Secret Santa Family (although how secret are they really?)

I know for Reid and I it is very difficult to know what to get everyone each year because we are so far away. I also know that money is tight so I would like to spend my money on a gift that you would really like.

To add items to the list sign in to the blog, and then click on the little tools icon on the bottom right corner of the list. A box will pop up with the list for you to add to.

Let me know if you have any questions or if you have an idea for a better way to share this information.

Merry Christmas